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The Becoming a Teen Key to Happiness

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  • 1. Listen and learn from as many people as possible, they will each be experts in different ways.
  • 2. At least twice a day, think about your appearance; brush your hair, wash your hands, remove any make-up and don’t forget to brush your teeth.
  • 3. Worry less about gender and sexuality; be yourself, love yourself and don’t let other people’s judgement change who you are.
  • 4. You don’t have to be good at everything!
  • 5. Wearing heels to the local burger bar is acceptable, as are smart jeans to a big social event. Dress how you want regardless of the occasion.
  • 6. And on the subject of shoes, you are never too tall to slip into heels.
  • 7. Chase your dreams and don’t let anyone tell you that they are hopeless and will never come true.
  • 8. It’s OK to make mistakes we can’t always get it right first time in life.
  • 9. There is no age limit for watching cartoons or Disney movies.
  • 10. The number of people you date is not important or a reflection of who you are.
  • 11. Come to think of it, the number you see when you jump on the scales is not a reflection of you either!
  • 12. There is nothing wrong with waiting for love to arrive.
  • 13. Your heart may be broken, but it does not mean it cannot be repaired.
  • 14. People will let you down from time to time, don’t let it ruin your relationship with them.
  • 15. Don’t exercise to lose weight, exercise to be healthy and feel great.
  • 16. A little of what you fancy is not a bad thing, so don’t overthink having that second slice of pizza from time to time.
  • 17. It’s ok to NOT know what career you want to pursue.
  • 18. You don’t have to be in a relationship to be happy.
  • 19. Books are not just for kids…reading can take you to the most magical of places.
  • 20. Don’t wait for others to organise your life.
  • 21. Laughter is good for you.
  • 22. Stop worrying about what you don’t have and be grateful for what you do have.
  • 23. Liking Geography, History and Science can be cool and doesn’t make you a geek!
  • 24. Make happiness your number one goal, do something that makes you smile at least once a day.
  • 25. Learn to like yourself, tell yourself how great you are from time to time.

Do you have any tips you can share for a happier life?

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To gigi from tiantac101

Hi GiGi, i also am 11 and LOVE to read and also love my stuffed animals(and teddies too) So don't feel embarressed, JUST BE YOU!!!!

To Gigi

Don’t worry about having teddies I still have mine and I’m 13 and so do a lot of my friends.

Dat lgbtq+ kid

I read mostly manga and lgbtq+ comics <333

Dance girl

This really helped me get into the right mind set. Thank u


Thank you so much. That advice has made me feel so much better about myself, I can't sleep without a teddy, and bring keyring ones on sleepovers so I don't get teases. You have made me feel stronger just by that comment. Thank you soooooo much🤩


Hi Gigi, don't worry I totally get you. Reading is sooooo not a bad thing I love reading it can be so interesting and empowering. Same with history, it can be fascinating to learn about the past. And as for teddies, I am fifteen and I still have a load of soft toys and love them all. Don't change for anyone else. If you want to change for yourself that's fine but don't give in to peer pressure. Only you can be yourself, no one else can so be yourself the best you can. Love Chelsea x


I feel self conscious about my style. I love bright t-shirts with animals and cheesy sayings, I read A LOT! I love history and i wear bright clothes like leggings that sometimes get questioning looks from other people. ! also still have teddies and I'm 11.


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